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Small drill stabilizer

Problem: Small DIN drills wobble easily when drilling on centre. Is there a way to stabilize them?Solution: For repetitive centre drilling of small holes, instead of drilling and rechucking the drill ...


April 1, 2000
By MRO Magazine

Problem: Small DIN drills wobble easily when drilling on centre. Is there a way to stabilize them?

Solution: For repetitive centre drilling of small holes, instead of drilling and rechucking the drill bits, use Loctite to secure a drill bit into a small length of brass. Keep the exposed drill bit as short as possible to stiffen it.

For multiple chucking, the diameter of the brass could be adjusted.

Thanks from Mr. O, along with a Mr. O Problem Solver T-shirt, go to Mike Foreman of Thunder Bay, Ont.

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